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The following most recent TIPs Bulletins are just a few that have been released within the past couple of months, along with respective effective dates for upcoming rules:
INVESTMENT AND DEPOSIT ACTIVITIES
TIPs Bulletin 13-23 gives detailed information on how the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) board has amended Part 703 to allow federal credit unions to purchase Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS). TIPS will provide federal credit unions with an additional investment portfolio risk management tool that can be useful in an inflationary economic environment.
ALTERNATIVES TO USING CREDIT RATINGS
TIPs Bulletin 13-22 shows how the NCUA issued a final rule implementing certain statutory requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that pertain to using credit ratings to assess credit worthiness of a security or money market instrument.
REQUIRED LOBBY NOTICES AND STATEMENTS
TIPs Bulletin 13-21 reflects on how Required Lobby Notices and Statements information hasn't been sent out for some time. Regulatory compliance for required signs and posters should be reviewed annually. Of note is the change to the signage for the Equal Housing Lender poster to NCUA’s Office of Consumer Protection.
MLA DATABASE FEB. 15 DEADLINE
updated 02/09/16 08:00 AM
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Credit unions seeking a safe harbor under the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Military Lending Act (MLA) final rule will have two new options come Oct. 3, 2016: 1) A credit union may verify a borrower’s status on the DoD’s database, or 2) a credit union may use a consumer report obtained from a nationwide consumer reporting agency to determine whether a borrower is a “covered borrower.” Credit unions interested in utilizing the first option have until Feb. 15, 2016 to notify the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) of their intent. This may be done by emailing the MLA helpdesk at email@example.com.
CA PRIVACY NOTICES STILL REQUIRED
updated 02/02/16 08:35 AM
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The FAST Act made changes to federal annual privacy notice requirements. However, it did not change California privacy notification requirements, which are applicable to all financial institutions doing business in California. California state annual privacy notifications are still required, depending on what information is shared and with whom.